Eric is thrilled to be a part of this production of Big Fish as the 8th Warrick County Summer Musical he has directed and his 10th WCSC/WPEF Summer Musical production that he has had the privilege to be a part of. As a Castle High School graduate of the class of 1993, Eric has been honored to be able to come back "home" to teach theater since 2009 and to share his passion for theater with so many students in his classes and in the shows presented during the school year and the summer. During Eric's time as director at Castle, Thespian Troupe #2712 has become a competitive force in Indiana theatre: the troupe won two Regional Theatre Competitions, placed runner-up in another (behind state champions, Carmel H.S.), placed 4th in the State with CHS’s production of The Dining Room, and CHS actors have received many acting awards on the Regional and State Levels.  In 2014, their production of The Addams Family was recognized as the "All-State Conference Production" at State Conference in Indianapolis. Eric is a graduate of the University of Evansville with a Master’s in Education Administration from the University of Southern Indiana.  Eric is fond of telling the students involved in these productions that being in a show is like being in a family and he is proud to call all of these students and staff members that he has worked with over the years a part of his family. This show especially brings that point home.  He and his wife Amanda are blessed to share their love of theatre together during these shows and to raise their children (Maggie, Stella, and Parker) in the theatre world. Eric would like to thank everyone who has contributed to helping him be able to do what he loves each day when he goes to work, especially to his wife and his parents for all they sacrifice to allow this to happen show after show.